Course: Scottish Island Coastal Birds

Field Studies Council

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland
Friday 3rd August 2018

www.field-studies-council.org enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org 01475 531420

Cost: From £147

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, marine conservation


This weekend course is a unique opportunity to brush up your birding skills, and get to grips with our waders and sea ducks, as well as passage migrants and local coastal specialities. The spectacular glacial landscape of the Clyde Sea provides a surprising range of habitats in a small area. From the Isle of Cumbrae, upland, coastal, and pelagic bird species are all within easy reach. At this time of the year 'late breeders' are still feeding their young and many birds are still feeding fledged youngsters - giving an ideal chance to see juveniles and parents together.

This course gives you the chance to explore the diverse coastline of Millport, including taking a trip on our research vessel (weather permitting), in order to discover the abundant coastal and sea birds which live around our shores. Our local expert will be on hand to help you identify and photograph a variety of birds including different sea ducks, gulls, auks and waders.

Jack Lucas is an experienced tutor and marine biologist working at FSC Millport. Jack has a passion for all things marine, and specialises in marine megafauna such as dolphins, whales, seals and birds. He has worked for research organisations in The Bahamas, New Zealand, Australia and the UK before joining the FSC team in Scotland in 2015. Jack can usually be found on the shores of Cumbrae leading science and natural history courses for all ages and is the current Sustainability Coordinator for the centre at Millport.


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